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Trying to find a job can be daunting and feel like a lot of work – that’s why we offer Disability Employment Services – Employment Support Services (DES-ESS). Our highly skilled Disability Employment Advocates helped thousands of Australians to achieve their employment goals. We are ready to help you too.

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What Disability Employment Services Can Do For You

If you are looking for sustainable employment or want to return to work, we can help you. Our Disability Employment Advocates not only provide free employment services, but they work with you to understand where you are at and where you want to be. Our plans are tailored just for you, focusing on building your confidence and achieving your goals. Support may include:

  • Creating a plan with you to achieve your employment goals
  • Support to access other community services if needed
  • Resume Help
  • Interview Coaching
  • On-site computer facilities for you to use
  • Support liaising with suitable employers
  • Job Training, Workshops and Education
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Workplace Modifications
  • On-the-Job Support for up to 52 weeks or more when you start work
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Welcome to TURSA DES Booklet – DOWNLOAD HERE
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How We Work With You

Our person-centred model will support you on your journey to sustainable employment, through comfortable, face-to-face appointments with your experienced and qualified Disability Employment Advocate .

We will respect and consult with you every step of the way to tailor services and Job Plans to meet your needs.

We will focus with you on your strengths and abilities, your current and potential skills, and your employment goals.

Our participant portal has links to services to support you on your journey to work and provides information on our, and other services to support you achieve your goals.

At TURSA, our Disability Employment Services are delivered to meet and exceed National Standards for Disability Services.

If you would like additional information, please complete the form below and one of our friendly team will contact you.

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The service to expect from TURSA

At TURSA all DES-ESS services are delivered to meet and exceed National Standards for Disability Services. What else can you expect?

  • You will be assigned a specialist Disability Employment Adviser to work with you personally
  • Fortnightly face to face appointments available as well as flexible options to meet your needs as required
  • Tailored job plans with goal setting and planning reviewed with you as your needs change
  • Courteous, qualified and experienced staff who will work with you to achieve your employment goals
  • The opportunity for you to provide regular feedback to TURSA
  • Our assessment processes will ensure that you are fully equipped to remain in the workplace without intervention before exiting our services
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Your feedback is essential

It is part of TURSA’s Continuous Improvement to involve our participants in the provision of our services. We value your input at any time and would like you to complete a Survey Questionnaire at different points during your time with us. You can also provide online feedback or via the Contact Us menu option. If you have any further concerns that you are being mistreated contact National Customer Service Line.

Disability Employment Services FAQs

A Disability Employment Service (DES) supports people with a disability, injury or mental health condition to prepare for, find and keep a job. DES gives participants flexibility and choice in what services they receive and how they receive them.

  • Firstly, we will determine if TURSA can directly register you into our service and guide you through the referral process.
  • If this is not possible, Services Australia will complete an assessment to see if you are eligible and will refer you to a DES provider that is most accessible to you.
  • You have the choice of what DES provider you want to join or work with. If you would like to change or join TURSA, you can drop in, or call into any of our 58 convenient locations.
  • Once you have joined TURSA’s DES programme, you will be paired with a Disability Employment Advocate to start your journey to employment with us.

To be eligible for Disability Employment Services, you must:

  • Have a disability, injury or mental health condition
  • Be an Australian resident or eligible visa holder aged 14 to 65
  • Be at or above the minimum working age in your state or territory.
  • Be able to work between 8 and 30 hours a week.
  • Not be studying full time.
  • Not be currently working at or above your Employee Benchmark hours.

No. TURSA also supports participants who have injuries or mental health conditions to obtain and sustain a job.

No. The DES program is funded by Australia’s Federal Government and has no cost associated with participants.

If you are currently with another provider and wish to swap to TURSA, call your local office for assistance by using our location finder.

The Eligible School Leaver (ESL) program is designed to help you transition from school to work. The TURSA team will work with you to discover your career goals and ambitions and help you develop a plan to get there while completing your schooling. While the ESL program is typically for year 12 students, support can be considered for any student transitioning into the workforce, while completing their final year of schooling.

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